The Online Plant Nursery is now Open for September

After closing the store for the spring, the remaining seedlings were grown out for the fall sale (or planted into my own gardens 😊)
Some were moved into larger sized trays and kept in the urban yard, in wood frames with netting to keep squirrels from uprooting them.  Others were planted out into my rural gardens for the summer.  

With the cooler weather now arriving, it is time for them to move to their forever homes. 

Photos of the seedlings at their current size have been added to the listings of the available species.

While these will require initial care, like any newly planted perennials or plants that are dug and relocated, unlike the tiny plugs I offer in the spring sale these will settle in fairly quickly with little care beyond watering for the first few weeks and during any extended dry spells next summer. 

These are not sold in pots. Plants grown in trays will be wrapped in paper, like the seedlings were this spring. Plants that have spent the summer in the soil will be lifted and packed together into the boxes or the produce containers I’ve been hoarding through the summer. They will all need to be planted right away.

Plants are all $4.00 each, including HST. 

Minimum $20 / 5 plant order. 

I’ll be out to the rural gardens on the weekend and once most weeks, so pickups will be Sunday evenings, Mondays and, on weeks that it doesn’t rain on Wednesday, Thursday through the day and evening. Pickups are in Vanier, but can also be arranged for Perth.  

All pickups are by appointment only

Available quantities vary, from as few as 5 of a species to as many as 40. I'll track order quantities and remove any that sell out from your order before sending you an invoice.

Planting instructions can be 
found here.
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Anise Hyssop

Agastache foeniculum

These are a pollinator magnet!

Bees, butterflies and skippers all enjoy their nectar each July, when they bloom in the Ottawa area.

Their common name is from the intense anise scent and flavour of their foliage, which those who fall into the pro-licorice camp (we have a split household on the topic) would likely enjoy as a warm or cool herbal tea.

One of the members of the mint family, these are in the clumping and seeding, rather than spreading camp, so they integrate fairly easily into garden cultivation while also being perfectly content in a meadow setting.

Happiest in full sun, they can manage with partial shade, although they will be a bit lankier, with fewer blossoms (the plant pictured is currently growing in part shade).

Height tends to be between 3’ and 4’ with a roughly 2’ spread.

They do well in average to dry conditions and will self seed freely if grown in a garden with a lot of bare soil but much less so where the ground is well covered with other plants and/or mulch.

Grown from seed gathered from plants purchased a few years ago at Grow Wild nursery, near Peterborough.

There is a helpful guide on differentiating Agastache foeniculum from Agastache rugosa and mislabeled hybrids, such as Blue Fortune posted here: